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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Greetings,

Today at Dhamma Wheel we received a note from one of James' friends... http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5502

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James Brand aka "JCSuperstar" is currently in the local hospital's Intensive Care Unit. He was found at work in an unconscious state and is now currently in a comatose state. He is now only living off of a breathing apparatus and the doctors say there is little hope for a recovery. The current diagnosis is a brain hemmorage due to possible high blood pressure or other natural causes. He is a close friend of mine and is the person to introduce me to Buddhism. This forum meant a lot to him, as you can see by all his activity here and he most definitely enjoys his time here. Please please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Positive thoughts are a powerful thing. Everything happens for a reason and was is meant to be, will be. His wife is by his side now and id greatful for all your support here on the forum thus far in helping him find the true path to happiness. I'll keep everyone posted with any progress. Thank you.

You may have met James online at either E-Sangha and Dhamma Wheel, where his participation has been a very positive influence on others.

Please keep James in your thoughts.

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retrofuturist wrote:
Greetings,

Today at Dhamma Wheel we received a note from one of James' friends... http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5502

AlaskanDhamma wrote:
James Brand aka "JCSuperstar" is currently in the local hospital's Intensive Care Unit.
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Life is suffering. Parting from friends and family has to be the most difficult thing.

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I will say my prayers for him tonight. :buddha1:

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I just read some sad developments and here are the clips: (whilst awaiting for more confirmation)
Link: http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f= ... 2&start=20
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Re: Regarding the absence of "JCSuperstar"
New postby appicchato » Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:40 am
Recent postings to jc's wife on Facebook are saying 'Sorry for your loss'…hoping it's not so...

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appicchato wrote:Recent postings to jc's wife on Facebook are saying 'Sorry for your loss'…hoping it's not so...

Yes, Jc's dads fb page has his son James Brand 34 "now in heaven with jesus."

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New postby BlackBird » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:22 am
May you be well JC, wherever you are, in whatever state. My heart goes out to you, your wife and your family.
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P.S. A look at JC's father's facebook page seems to confirm that JC has passed on:
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Children: James Brand 34 years Gone to be with Jesus[8-30-2010]

Follow up thread: http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5507

Latest: (1st & 2nd Sept 2010) From Facebook posting by his kindred:
Link: http://www.facebook.com/jcbrand#!/jcbrand?v=wall
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James Brand Today we have funeral in Buddhism way for James at wat Dhammavana 72 ave. on arctic street around 6 pm. more than welcome if everyone would love to join with us. It's dose not matter you are buddhism or not we have seperate room for you guys.we have three day for The funeral.Thank you!
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James Brand we just got home and Jamie in the operation room for take his organs out right now.It's gonna take him awhile.And thank you so much for all of you guys for support our family.
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Nomie Sudchabrand I love you so much my baby!
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Kimberly Lucas wow..that's ur brother? Is he ok?
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Ben Oloughlin Thank you James for your inspiration and friendship. I'll see you down the path, someday. Be sure we'll keep your family in our hearts.
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Andreas Ludwig I have only just come across this sad news ofJames' passing, I'm so sorry to hear that. My deepest sympathy go to his family and friends... ~Namu Amida Butsu~

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In memory of the late James Brand aka 'jcsuperstar', my online pal since E-Sangha days until now...

Anitya, Duhkha, Anatman, Nirvana

May the punna I have accrued from the recent pilgrimage to the 4 Holy Places and at other shrines in India/Nepal be offered for his repose.
May family, relatives & friends find peace and solace in this time of loss.
May he encounter a swift & good rebirth, the Dharma again and obtain the Final Bliss of Nirvana.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:32 pm 
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Thank you, Retro. I will be sure to include him in prayers /\


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Even in death, he continues to benefit others...what a Bodhisattva! :namaste:
May James attain a swift and good rebirth, encounter the Dharma again and continue to benefit all towards Final Liberation!

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